All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1910 item #1303722 (stock #965)
Qing Dynasty Turqoise, brown and green Glazed Ceramic Buddhistic Lions, or Foo Dog and base, China ca. 1880 to 1920. the bodhisattvas, the "sons of the Buddha" or "Buddha's lions". In buddhist iconography we find the lions in their role of dharma protectors supporting the throne of the Buddha and Bodhisattva. They are also found at the entrance of the monasteries and shrines. Dimension: 27" tall x 10" w x 14" depth overall some chips.